2014-07-10

“Tammy”



            “Tammy” is a movie where we’re supposed to laugh at bad things happening to a pathetic character. Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is responsible for a lot of the bad things about her life, but the world keeps piling problems upon her anyway. She is not likeable or resilient enough to us to root for her, but not heinous enough for […]

Paz Bails Out

CEO Leaving Med Center

Med Center CEO Harold Paz has told employees that he is leaving to become Chief Medical Officer at Aetna.The dramatic departure comes in the wake of the announcement of the Med Center-PinnacleHealth merger just two weeks ago. Paz was named CEO of the merged company. Pinnacle’s Michael Young remains as President.Here is the full text of the July 9 letter […]

Sinkhole on Ridge Road



Crews from Boger Concrete said it may take up to 200 yards of concrete to plug a sinkhole that opened up on Ridge Road near Granada Avenue on July 8. A construction worker at the scene said the water line was a “connector line” and no service would be interrupted to residents. Repairs aren’t expected to be completed until Thursday […]

Stake Your Claim

Mottern Update

An estate notice, published on Page A7 in this week’s edition of The Sun, asks victims of Hummelstown lawyer Jeff Mottern to come forward if they are owed any money. The estate notice also asks those who owe Mottern money to pay up. “All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payments, and those having claims will […]

Fiber, It’s Good for You

Hummelstown Gets It First

Hummelstown will soon become the state’s first “all fiber” town as Verizon is preparing to complete a series of major upgrades to the local fiber-optic network. According to Verizon spokesperson Lee Gierczynski, the company is in the process of replacing the remainder of its traditional copper phone lines in the borough with fiber. Fiber is superior to copper in terms […]

No Water for Rutter?

‘Mariner East’ Pipeline Station

At the July 7 Londonderry Township Supervisors meeting, supervisor Mel Hershey asked about the water main that will feed the new Rutter’s store at the Route 283 interchange at Vine Street (Middletown Road). Township manager Steve Letavic said that Rutter’s cannot get public water on time and has drilled its own well. The delay is due to environmental permitting review, […]

Breaking News Paz Bails Out



Med Center CEO Harold Paz has told employees that he is leaving to become Chief Medical Officer at Aetna. The dramatic departure comes in the wake of the announcement of the Med Center-Pinnacle merger just two weeks ago. Paz was named CEO of the merged company, but his departure leaves Pinnacle’s Michael Young as President. According to a Med Center […]

Stone Tablets



A few days back, a very nice gentleman called and asked me a very simple, very modern question: “What’s a blog?” And I gave him the standard answer: “The word is a contraction of ‘web log,’ and it’s a kind of diary you post online so other people can read it.” But that was the wrong answer. The right answer […]

Letters to the Editor



I would like to comment on the reference to the swastika symbol from 6-12-14. Most people do not know that the swastika was not created by the Nazis, or that it is not a symbol of hate, but is an ancient symbol of Nordic origin. It, in its many forms, is used as a symbolic rendering of the Mjöllnir or […]

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